Bird Stereotypes - Parrots - 13 - Page 2

Here we highlight some cartoon shows that help set the stereotype for the bird.


Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney. The film opens with Jafar, Grand Vizier to the Sultan of Agrabah, attempting to retrieve a magical oil lamp containing a genie from the Cave of Wonders. Jafar wants the lamp so he can rule over Agrabah. He enlists a petty thief (Aladdin) to enter the cave and retrieve it, whose attempt fails as he is swallowed by the large speaking head, which is the entrance to the cave. Jafar and his parrot, Iago, learn that only a "Diamond in the Rough" can enter the cave. Gilbert Gottfried as Iago: Jafar's sarcastic, foul-mouthed pet parrot sidekick. Iago's animator Will Finn tried to incorporate some aspects of Gottfried's appearance into Iago's design, specially his semi-closed eyes and the always-appearing teeth.


Paulie is a 1998 American family film about a talking parrot named "Paulie." The movie stars Jay Mohr as Paulie's voice and Misha as a janitor (caretaker) who finds Paulie imprisoned in a biological research laboratory. One day, he cleans up the cages and he encounters Paulie (Jay Mohr), a blue-crowned conure who astonishingly speaks to him in perfect English. But Paulie doesn't talk when Misha brings witnesses. Moved by Paulie's story, Misha decides to give up his menial job to release Paulie and take him to Marie. Misha brings cutters and manages to get Paulie out of his cage. He also sneaks in the Dr. Reingold's office and finds Marie's address, and Reingold encounters him, but Misha quits, and also releases all the animals in the Institute and sneaks out with Paulie.